Basic Walnut Pesto

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The perfect partner for almost any dish

10 minutes. Serve with chicken, pasta, a sandwich, pizza or… anything.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 5 medium garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely diced walnuts
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, combine the cheese, basil, garlic, and walnuts and puree until coarsely chopped.
  2. Slowly distribute 1/4 cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Optional: let the pesto sit for a few hours to enhance the flavors. Pour a bit of olive oil over the sauce so it doesn’t oxidize.
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